Shaun at OpticsWarehouse has taken my order for the mounts and graciously advised that my three quid short was waived and the mounts are on their way to Aus. The way the postage onsite was setup it was either 15 quid UK or 40 quid OS. So I took the local rate after Shaun set freight at 18 quid.
How refreshing to have internet service as exhibited by OW..I doffs me lid.
btw the three quid is still going to get to him and he will get return business.